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running towards xyz will chronicle Laura’s explorations into building something new.

Who is Laura?

Hi. I’m Laura Holmes. 👋 I like to build things, specifically software products. I’m also a mother of two adorable kiddos, hapa, I write about inclusion and equity at fearofpoets.com and I am the Editor in Chief of Something Interesting, the best crypto newsletter out there.

I’ve spent the majority of my professional career working at Google bringing new products to life: Grasshopper, Google Fi, Google Tag Manager, and various projects in Google’s Education portfolio. I love building teams and making powerful products simple. Now, it’s time for something new. I’m wandering off into the darkness for the foreseeable future to find the next problem I want to solve and the next product I want to build.

Prior to Google, I graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Computer Science and spent my final year participating in the Mayfield Fellows Program.


I will often write about sensitive topics around equity and inclusion. It’s a space that’s hard to get right and constantly evolving. I’d prefer to be wrong and learn than not discuss these important issues. If you have feedback about something I’ve written, I’d love to hear from you so I can improve.

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